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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

God, may Your mighty hand protect me, and all my brothers and sisters who have joined me in prayer this day, blessing our homes and our lives. Amen

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us. Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

Daily Digest

We will follow this adjusted class schedule today because of mentor meetings.

  • Period 1: 8:30-9:11
  • Liturgy: 9:16-9:56
  • Period 2: 10:04-10:42
  • Period 3: 10:47-11:25
  • Period 4: 11:30-12:08
  • Period 5: 12:13-12:51
  • Period 6: 12:56-1:34
  • Period 7: 1:39-2:17
  • Period 8: 2:22-3:00


  • 5:00pm: Boys’ B soccer @ Benilde-St. Margaret’s
  • 5:00pm: Boys’ C soccer @ Benilde-St. Margaret’s
  • 6:00pm: C football @ Spring Lake Park

All college visits take place in the Guidance office, unless otherwise noted. In order to meet with a college rep, you must register for the visit through your Naviance account and notify your teacher at least one day before the visit. You may show your teacher your iPad with the registration on Naviance as your pass. Remember, you are responsible for any work you miss during your visit with the college rep.

-10:00-11:00am: La Salle University

-12:30-1:30pm: Bethel University

-Air Force Academy Influencer Workshop (Minneapolis Urban League – 2100 Plymouth Ave. N)
-9:22-9:55am: MSU-Mankato

-10:00am-12:00pm: MIT (at Hopkins High School Eisenhower Community Center Theater – 1001 Highway 67, Hopkins)
This is the only visit MIT is making to the Twin Cities, please take advantage of the opportunity if you are interested in MIT or even if you are interested in other schools of this caliber.

Join the Homecoming Week fun!

Today’s out-of-uniform day will be Class Color Day. Students are invited to dress in the color of their graduating class: Freshmen-Pink; Sophomores- Green; Juniors- Orange; Seniors- Blue; Staff- Red

We will gather in the Florance Center as a community after first hour today for our all school Homecoming Liturgy. Come prepared to pray and worship.

Looking for something to do after school? Watch as the junior and senior girls face off in the annual Powderpuff football game at 7:00pm on the Athletic Field.

Tomorrow’s out-of-uniform day is Throwback Thursday. Have a favorite decade?  Dress like it, as DeLaSalle High School celebrates the looks of the past with a throwback dress day!

Online sales of T-shirts ended last week. Those who ordered a shirt online may pick it up during lunches today. A limited number of T-shirts will be available for purchase for $10 during lunches starting Sept. 16, while supplies last. .

Thanks to all who voted for this year’s Homecoming royalty. We are excited to announce the following students will represent their grade at Coronation at halftime of Friday’s football game.

  • Class of 2016
    Ayinde Abanu
    Zach Fimon
    Samm Jones

    Isabella Bailey
    Claudia Blohm
    Teagan Malone

  • Class of 2017
    Bram Valure
    Peng Xiong
    Zach Koski

    Miller Balley
    Brittany O’Neill
    Maggie Bjorkstrand

  • Class of 2018
    Willie Gates
    Jimmy Farah
    Christian Dickson

    Cassandra Munoz
    Mary Scott
    Natalie Weber

  • Class of 2019
    Kresean Greer
    Aidan Scott
    Daniel Schmidt

    Isabelle Fleming
    Isabelle Florey
    Tess Linville

Students, the school building will be off limits after 6:30pm tonight and on Friday. That means that if you plan to attend the Powderpuff or Homecoming football games, you must bring your belongings (backpack, jackets, etc.) with you. Thank you.

Let us hear your battle cry on Friday as we gather in the Main Gym for our Homecoming Pepfest after 8th hour. We will celebrate our Islander tradition and recognize alumni during the Pepfest.

Come tailgate before the Homecoming football game! Join us Friday from 4:30-6:15pm in the “donut” parking lot (the small parking lot off of DeLaSalle Drive) for burgers and hot dogs before the Islanders host Spring Lake Park at 7:00pm. Parents, students, and alumni are welcome. Feel free to bring food, beverages, and games!

Join us for the Homecoming Dance & Bonfire this Saturday night. The dance and bonfire are the same event and go from 7:30-11:00pm (the bonfire starts at 8:00pm). No students will have access to the bonfire except those who have already paid and entered the dance. Students may not leave either the dance or the bonfire and return. Once a student leaves either event (except to go to the other), they will be done with the event for the rest of the night.

Each DeLaSalle student may bring one guest to a school-sponsored dance. The host or guest student must pick up a Dance Guest Registration form from the Attendance Office and have it completed by the guest and faxed back to the Activities Office at least one day prior to the dance. The DeLaSalle student and guest must arrive together. The guest must present a picture ID. Prior to the dance, guests will be presented with guidelines and rules for DeLaSalle dances. With their signature, guests will confirm their understanding of the rules and give DeLaSalle school contact information to a parent or guardian. All guests are subject to the same rules as DeLaSalle students. If the rules are not followed the guest will be asked to leave.

All seniors must have a senior picture taken by David Bank Studios to be included in the yearbook and the class composite picture that hangs in the hallways of DeLaSalle. A photographer from David Bank Studios will be on campus during lunches today to take pictures. If you have not had your senior picture taken, you may go to the Robert Casanova Room during your lunch. Because today is the Class Color out-of-uniform day for Homecoming, seniors who will be having their picture taken should bring a nice top to change into for the picture; pictures are from the waist up.

If you do not get your picture taken today, you must get a senior picture taken by October 18. See Ms. Beckman with questions. This is the last chance for a FREE senior picture for the yearbook and class composite.

The school pictures that you took the first week of classes have arrived. Please pick up your picture package during lunch today if you did not do so yesterday. Picture Retake Day is tentatively scheduled for Friday, October 2.

The Library & Technology Center will close at 5:00pm on Thursday to set up for the DeLaSalle Board of Trustees meeting later that evening. Thank you.

Apple will be releasing a software update for the iPad this Wednesday called iOS 9. Students should NOT update their iPad with the new operating system until DeLaSalle’s technology team has tested school apps for iOS 9 compatibility and functionality in the school environment so we can transition smoothly to the new software.

Please ignore any iOS 9 software update notifications or prompts that appear on your iPad until further notice from DeLaSalle.

Students who update to iOS 9 before given permission will have restrictions placed on their device and all personal apps will be deleted for the remainder of the semester.

Congratulations to five Islanders who played a leading role in helping the girls’ swimming and diving team win the Tiger Invitational on Saturday at Fridley High School. Islander swimmers included: Erin McCarthy ‘18, Greta Nelson ‘17, Jo Phillippe ‘18, Izze Rossiter ‘16, and Sani Samuels ‘17. Among the swimmers’ achievements – McCarthy took 1st place in the varsity 200-meter and 500-meter freestyle and 400 meter freestyle relay as well as 2nd place in the varsity relay. In winning the 500-meter freestyle, McCarthy broke a pool record by 5 seconds at 5:15.76 and will have her name engraved on the pool record board. Nelson took 2nd place in the JV 200-med relay.